One School, One Book: A Boy Called Bat

One School, One Book Reading Event
February 4th - March 12th 
One School, One Book Logo A Boy Called Bat

One School, One Book is a community wide shared reading event.  From February 4th - March 13th, all Elementary students, families, teachers, staff and administrative staff will read  A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold. 

Parents and families are encouraged to read aloud the book to their children at home.  Reading aloud is valuable because it better prepares children to be effective readers, and it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. 

In school, all students will be invited to answer weekly trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive viewing.   In class, students will explore the book through activities and discussion.  Throughout the month, everyone will be talking about A Boy Called Bat!

This is a novel program in that children of all grade levels will experience the book with their parents.  Strange or daring as that may seem, it actually makes sound educational sense. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child's own reading level. We also believe parents can and should continue reading chapter books with older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. We have selected a title that can be followed and understood and enjoyed by younger students, but will still captivate and stimulate older children.

"When a whole school reads a book, there's a lot to talk about."  We look forward to building a community of readers at our school!

A special thank you to the TSD Foundation for making this project possible! 

ASL Videos - Chapter by Chapter
Chapter by chapter ASL videos are signed by
Leslie Hussey, the school librarian.
Videos are subtitled
and voiced in English. 
They are provided as a resource for TSD students,
parents, families, and staff participating in the
One School, One Book event.
Check back regularly for updates. 
Short video introducing character
name signs.  
Week One - February 4th - 13th
Chapters One - Seven 
Chapter One: After School
Chapter Two: Bat's Cave
Chapter Three: No Vanilla Yogurt
Chapter Four: Is It a...
Chapter Five: A Tiny Pink Nose
Chapter Six: Skunk Lunch
Chapter Seven: Every-Other Fridays
Week Two: February 14th - 20th 
Chapters Eight - Thirteen 
Chapter Eight: Sixteen Eyelets
Chapter Nine: Open-Door Babycakes Policy
Chapter Ten: A Very Long Day
Chapter Eleven: Apartment 2A
Chapter Twelve: Finally
Chapter Thirteen: What's in a Name?
Week Three: February 21st - 27th 
Chapters Fourteen - Seventeen
Chapter Fourteen: Sleeping Arrangements
Chapter Fifteen: Dr. Jerry Dragoo
Chapter Sixteen: A Correspondence
Chapter Seventeen: At the Clinic
Week Four: February 28th - March 5th 
Chapters Eighteen - Twenty Two
Chapter Eighteen: Dinner Date
Chapter Nineteen: A Blessing of Sorts
Chapter Twenty: Problems
Chapter Twenty One: Organizational Systems
Chapter Twenty Two: Baseball and Braiding 
Week Five: March 6th - 12th
Chapters Twenty Three - Twenty Six 
Chapter Twenty Three: Windows
Chapter Twenty Four: A Reply
Chapter Twenty Five: Houseguests
Chapter Twenty Six: How to Know Someone
ASL Videos - Book Summaries 
Book summaries in ASL  are provided as a resource for TSD students, parents, families, 
and staff participating in the One School, One Book event.
Many thanks to Ursa Rewolinski and her
High School ASL students for producing the videos.
Chapters 1 - 7
Reading Schedule 
This is our suggested reading schedule. 
Please do not stress if you skip ahead or fall behind. 
The most important thing is to experience the book
as a family and as a school community. 
Try to spend at least  fifteen minutes with the book daily. 
February 4 - 13: Chapters 1-7
February 14 - 20: Chapters 8 - 13
February 21 - 27: Chapters 14 - 17
February 28 - March 5: Chapters 18 - 22
March 6 - March 12: Chapters 23 - 26
Read Alouds at the ECE-Elementary Library
3:45 - 4:15
TSD Elementary students and their families are
welcome to participate and experience
ASL read alouds for A Boy Called Bat
at the ECE-Elementary Library on the following days.
Please arrive on time.
Monday February 10th: Chapters 1/2 with Sisakoth Chhun
Wednesday February 12th: Chapters 3/4 with Megan Canne
Wednesday February 19th: Chapters 11/12 with Amy Holcomb
Monday February 24th: Chapters 14/15 with Sisakoth Chhun
Wednesday February 26th: Chapters 16/17 with Megan Canne
Monday March 2nd:  Chapters 18/19 with Megan Canne
Wednesday March 4th: Chapters 20/21 with Marisa King
Monday March 9th: Chapters 23/24 with Erin Moran